Why do animals eat each other in the wild, why does this suffering exist in the universe?
It just is this way. Everything is just happening.
We can take certain stances about this and some are more productive than others.
My guru likes to say that suffering exists so that we don’t get complacent with this world and instead seek the divine Self that is beyond all.
We never want to wake from a dream if we are not suffering.
This is a useful perspective to take.
However, in the end, everything is inconclusive. What matters is that suffering exists and that there is a way beyond suffering. That is one of the Buddha’s noble truths. That is a timeless yogic teaching. Such is the purpose for the aspiration of Enlightenment or Awakening.
Suffering is inseparable from the illusion. To get rid of one, the other has to go.
Practice meditation and discover this insight for yourself.